Professional Jeweler Archive: Complicated Art on Display

September 2001


Complicated Art on Display

Audemars Piguet shows its finest in U.S. tour

Audemars Piguet continues the U.S. leg of “As Time Goes By, The Art of Complex Watches,” an exhibit of new and historic timepieces. The exhibit focuses on the art of watchmaking and features 12 displays, including watch complications such as chronographs, tourbillons, minute repeaters, perpetual calendars and unique items by Audemars Piguet.

Launched in the U.S. in New York City in June, the tour continued to Aspen and Vail, CO, and La Jolla and San Francisco, CA. This month it travels Sept. 6-8 to Las Vegas, NV; Sept. 13-15 to Phoenix, AZ; Sept. 20-22 back to Los Angeles; Oct. 4-6 to Chicago, IL; Oct. 11-13 to Atlanta, GA; and Oct. 18-20 to Naples, FL. Retailers team with the company in each city.

• Audemars Piguet, New York City; (888) 214-6858,

– by Michael Thompson

Three sapphire discs rotate on the “Star Wheel” wristwatch in the Audemars Piguet exhibit. Time is shown as the hour pointers advance along a minute indicator on the dial.

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